Design by Harry Bertoia, 1952.
Harry Bertoia's 1952 experiment bending metal rods into practical art produced a revered collection of seating, including this previously unreleased piece, the Asymmetric Chaise, Unupholstered. Harry Bertoia designed the Asymmetric Chaise in the early 1950s, but the chair was never produced beyond the prototypical form. Sculptural, airy, and breathtaking in shape and form, the Asymmetric Chaise is considered to be a masterpiece of mid-century American furniture. Offered in Chrome or White outdoor** finish. Suitable for indoor/outdoor use. Also available with Seat Cushion or Fully Upholstered options.
The Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise is Greenguard certified. The Knoll logo is stamped into the base of the Chaise. Glides are included. ** Please note that with proper care and limited exposure to the elements, the 429 Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise is appropriate for outdoor environments. Specify White Rilsan finish.
Material(s): Welded steel rods
Dimensions: 52"W X 38.5"D X 40.25"H
Designer: Harry Bertoia
Italian sculptor, university lecturer and furniture designer Harry Bertoia displayed a unique stroke of genius with his patented Diamond Chair for Knoll International in 1952. Bertoia was an inventor of form and an enricher of furniture design with his introduction of a new material: he turned industrial wire rods into a design icon. Educated at Detroit Technical High School, the Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Bertoia taught metal crafts at Cranbrook. He worked with Charles Eames to develop his signature molded plywood chairs. Eero Saarinen commissioned him to design a metal sculptured screen for the General Motors Technical Center in Detroit. His awards include the craftsmanship medal from the American Institute of Architects, as well as AIA’s Gold Medal.View other products by Harry Bertoia
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